A 3-month correction on the S&P 500 or the beginning of the crash? You could hear the B word quite often at the end of the last year. And it was not only Brexit but also bear market…
On the 28th October I published the analysis for the Investment League project which I am an administrator and a partaker. It is the educational project for learning investing among my office colleagues which allows to try investing but without taking the risk, using our virtual portfolio of shares. It gives the opportunity to understand how investing on the stock market works.
Welcome in the year 2018. The year 2017 was very good in the financial markets. The developed markets were growing steadily with S&P500, Nasdaq and British FTSE100 growing respectively +19.96%, +28.86% and +8.55%.
The emerging markets outpaced the developed markets with Argentinian Marvel raising +77.62%, Turkish XU100 +47.60%, Indian Sensex +27.91% and Polish WIG20 +26.35%. Results of those markets are even better if we refer them to one currency – for example Polish PLN gained +16.84% to the US Dollar in the year 2017.
As many institutions are playing to be a forecaster, I also have decided to give it a try. I will have a look at currencies, stock markets and commodities prices in 2018.
Currencies and cryptocurrencies
In my opinion US dollar plummeted too much in the last year. Raising interest rates and possible repatriation of money by American companies, caused by lowered tax rate, will strength the dollar. Also British Pound will finally grow slightly. The currency which I underweight is Euro.
The history of transactions
Today I will share with you the history of my best investment so far in my real wallet and also in the Warsaw Stock Exchange Freedom Portfolio.
On 8th December 2016, I published a post about Goldman Sachs’ Top Trade Ideas for 2017 where I expressed my point of view on it, mainly on its part about the best stock markets to invest money in – Warsaw Stock Exchange finally noticed by investors, the Santa Claus rally on the WSE.Continue reading
Warsaw Stock Exchange finally noticed by investors
These are the moments we, as investors, like very much. To see something before others see it. And to observe madness but not take part in it – just observe how your capital is going up.Continue reading
It is supposed that the upcoming event in the USA in November – the presidential election – may affect stock markets around the world, however, I do not think that the winery of a particular candidate in the USA will have a really big impact on the performance of most of the Polish companies.
At the end of March 2016 I decided to start running the public portfolio of shares on the Warsaw Stock ExchangeContinue reading